Today, clowns will be riding tiny cars, vendors will be selling a variety of fried confections, bands will be playing and beauty queens of all ages will be waving until their arms give out. That’s right. It’s time for the annual N.C. Fourth of July Festival.
Each year, I spend July 4 in Southport, and this year will be no different.
Like a kid waiting on Christmas, I start looking forward to the festival weeks before it’s time. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement as people make their preparations.